In November, 1943, Marine fighter ace Johnny Quinn is shot down over the dreaded Solomon Islands. Ditching his Corsair beside Japanese-held Choiseul, he has to rescue a wounded Navy ensign, Linc Naughton, who had only landed there to rescue him. Fleeing through the enemy-held jungle, they finally stumble on an island girl, a half-caste Polynesian fugitive, Mary
Peaslee---Momo in her native tongue.
From this moment on, their three lives are intertwined. Their escape from Choiseul hurls them into an adventure and a tragedy. Forty-three years later, in 1986, a harrowing plot brings them back to Choiseul. The island girl, Momo, becomes once again their healer and their courage. In this war now, in the forgiveness of themselves, they no longer seek victory, but only surrender.
- Otis Carney